Things to keep in mind when studying Electrics at Able Skills!


Able Skills is the number one provider of electrical training in Kent! There is no better place to get comprehensive, hands-on training. We have been teaching the subjects to students for over 10+ years! We know what it takes to become a professional in this field, in this article we will look at some of the things that you should keep in mind whilst studying on electrical courses with us here at our facility...


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Students are always working hard in our electrical centre.


City & Guilds: 


Firstly, when you are seeking electrical training you should be looking for a training centre that provides qualifications from a reputable governing body. City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development and they work with governments, businesses and education centres. We are a provider of their qualifications because we want to provide our students with qualifications that are relevant and widely recognised in the industry! Founded in 1878, The City and Guilds of London Institute was founded by the Corporation of the City of London and 16 livery companies (the Guilds), to protect and promote the standard of technical education.




Variety, what we mean by this is that we run a considerable amount of different courses...Literally, whatever your needs are in the world of electrics, we more than likely accommodate for! Obviously we have all the basics covered in terms of 18th Edition Courses & an Introduction to Basic Domestic Electrics Course. But we also have very detailed routes towards becoming a domestic installer through our Domestic Electrical Part-P Package and even for those looking to become fully-qualified (to be able to work on a variety of sites, commercial, industrial and so on.) via our Gold Card Approved Electrician - this course is the ultimate package and includes almost everything that is available at Able Skills from an electrical point of view and will help you to achieve Gold Card Status (ECS)!




Next, is networking...Whilst studying here at Able Skills you should keep in mind that you are surrounded by working professionals, aspiring electricians and talented instructors. Take this opportunity to communicate and ask questions you could find potential partners, employees and even an employer. We have a large volume of students coming through our facility every single week, take advantage of the situation and it could be beneficial later down the line.


Alternative training methods: 


We know that not everybody can find the time to commit to one of our electrical courses. Especially those with an existing job that you cannot take time away from...So we have devised some alternative training methods to hopefully grant the opportunity of training to some candidates with prior arrangements. These include weekend training - yes that's right you can even take our Gold Card Approved Electrician Package on a weekend basis (2-weekends per month).

Another alternative training method would be our 'Home-Study' option, for example, our Home Study Electrics Level 2 and Level 3 this is only available for selected courses but can be valuable for those who struggle to find the free time- this includes. The way it works is you will learn all of of the theory in your own time and then book in 4-weeks for practical learning and exams!




Here at our facility, we have a dedicated AM2 centre - The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure all qualified electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers in the industry as meeting their needs from qualified personnel. AM2 is a competency test for electricians, completing this is like a seal of approval and is regarded as the standard in the industry. The test is an industry recognised trade test that is controlled by the National Electrotechnical Training (NET) Organisation in conjunction with the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and Summit Skills who are currently the Sector Skills Council for the Electrotechnical Industry. Our test takes about 2 and 1/2 days to complete!  




Last but not least is NVQ or National Vocational Qualification is an important qualification to pick up if you are looking to work on-site as an electrician. Here at Able Skills, we can provide an assessor to come into your place of work to carry out the test - this will have to be done over two separate site visits, meaning that yes, you will have to be in employment to complete this qualification! The NVQ is achieved via work/site-based assessment and portfolio building and AM2. Full support and guidance from an Able Skills NVQ Assessor will be provided and readily available throughout. Contact us for more information about the NVQ process.


Want some more information?


If you would like some more information about any of the electrical courses that we offer here at Able Skills then do not hesitate to get in contact with us, we are open every single day of the week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30. Alternatively, if you would rather speak to a representative in person about electrical courses then feel free to come into our office, we welcome any potential candidates, come in, ask questions and receive some advice on the best way to achieve your personal career goals through electrical courses.


Address: K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


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